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Jennie Matyas and the I.L.G.W.U.: oral history


Published 1955


Description: Account of early life in Hungary to 1905; arrival in New York, 1905; work in garment industry in New York from 1911; her career in the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from its inception, with comments on communist infiltration, union organization on the west coast, especially in San Francisco, problems with Negro and Chinese ethnic groups; appointment as vice-president of the union, and initiation of health, education, retirement and welfare benefits for the union; observations on national and local politics, and her activity in the Olson campaign; her interest in compulsory health insurance; and her work on the U.S. Manpower Commission.

Collection Guide: The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979

Call Number: Phonotape 278 B

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Source 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Run time 2:19:18
Language English
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Notes

Interviewer: Gilb, Corinne Lathrop, 1925-

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